4000 Essential English Words 1 Unit 10: The First Peacock
- benefit [ˈbɛnɪfɪt] n.
A benefit is a good thing.
→ Being able to fly is a good benefit to birds.
- certain [ˈsəːt(ə)n] adj.
If you are certain about something, you know it is true.
→ I am certain that zebras have stripes.
- chance [tʃɑːns] n.
A chance is an opportunity to do something.
→ I had a chance to see the Roman Coliseum last summer.
- effect [ɪˈfɛkt] n.
An effect is a change made by something else.
→ The medicine had a good effect on the boy.
- essential [ɪˈsɛnʃ(ə)l] adj.
If something is essential, it is very important and necessary.
→ It is essential to have oxygen when you scuba dive.
- far [fɑ:r] adj.
If something is far, it is not close.
→ It’s far going from the east coast to the west coast of America.
- focus [ˈfəʊkəs] v.
To focus on something is to think about it and pay attention to it.
→ My mom always helps me to focus on my school work.
- function [ˈfʌŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n] n.
The function of something is what it does.
→ The function of a flashlight is to help you see in the dark.
- grass [ɡrɑːs] n.
Grass is the green leaves that cover the ground.
→ The grass looked so soft and green.
- guard [ɡɑːd] v.
To guard something is to take care of it.
→ The police officer will guard us against any harm.
- image [ˈɪmɪdʒ] v.
The image of something is a picture of it.
→ The image of her eye was very clear.
- immediate [iˈmiːdiət] adj.
If something is immediate, it happens quickly.
→ An immediate response came from the pizza place.
- primary [ˈprʌɪm(ə)ri] adj.
If something is primary, it is the most important thing.
→ His primary thoughts are about money.
- proud [praʊd] adj.
If someone feels proud, they are happy about what they have done.
→ She is proud of the picture she drew of her house.
- remain [rɪˈmeɪn] v.
To remain somewhere is to stay there.
→ My sister had to remain home since she was sick.
- rest [rɛst] v.
To rest is to stop being active while the body gets back its strength.
→ I rested on the couch after work.
- separate [ˈsepəreit] v.
If two things are separate, they are not together.
→ New York and Los Angeles are in two separate parts of America.
- site [saɪt] n.
A site is a place.
→ We found the perfect site for our picnic.
- tail [teɪl] n.
A tail is a part of an animal’s body, sticking out from its rear or back.
→ Our dog wags its tail when it’s happy.
- trouble [ˈtrʌbəl] n.
Trouble is a problem or a difficulty.
→ I have trouble working with my boss.